This week Chris flies to New York City and sits down with three engineers at Microsoft to discuss R, SQL, and why data lakes is a silly term.

First we have an interview with Mark Souza, General Manager, Data Platforms at Microsoft on his role helping us data scientists get the data into our little grubby hands.

Second, Chris sits down with Raghu Ramakrishnan, former professor, database luminary, and the man with reported “the coolest job at Microsoft.”

Third, we have an conversation with SQL leader Tony Petrossian on Microsoft’s role in the world of SQL and its future with R.

If you liked this episodes and want more, be sure to send us feedback! We want to hear from you! Also, for more conversations with these engineers, check out the Data Skeptic podcast.

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